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#1 JD Hartman

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:31 PM

Any suggested repair facilities for getting a Sekonic meter calibrated in the NYC metro area? I've already called Sekonic's facility in Elmsford, Long Island, someplace in NJ or NYC would be preferred.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:09 AM

Everyone I know sends them to Quality Light Metric in Los Angeles. They're pretty much the standard.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:44 AM

Sekonic has no means to repair their own meters?

There was a gentleman who used to run a small company called Empire who did meters in NYC. He moved his operations to NJ some time ago. Maybe 15 years. I think Springfield. But haven't used him in some time.

I use to send a Spectra Classic analog meter to him as that meter was very fragile. But it was oh so graceful.

If you can't find him or he is no longer in business then I would say you need to go west.

There is a place called Essex camera in Moonachie NJ near Giants Stadium that repairs still cameras. Don't know if they do meters but maybe worth a shot. They have repaired my Widelux in the past.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:58 AM

Sekonic's repair facility is on Long Island, NY. For reasons of convenience and expediency, I was looking for a closer facility where I could just drop off the meter.
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#5 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:23 PM

I'm on the East Coast too. I sent my Spectra Classic to Spectra in Burbank last year and they turned it around real fast. They also did a Minolta for me too.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:05 AM

Back in day when I was on the East Coast, I used Empire in NYC with satisfactory results. As was noted before they are in NJ now.

Empire Exposure Meter Service
124 Briar Hills Cir
Springfield, NJ 07081
(973) 376-6036

Out here on the West Coast, I've used Quality Light-Metric and occasionally Spectra in Burbank for Spectra products. If you don't want to use Sekonic, I'd probably box it up well and send to Quality.
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#7 JD Hartman

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:37 AM

Thanks for the information on Empire, exactly what I was looking for. However tried the number, no answer, no answering machine and I fear that, as a sole proprietor, he may have retired.
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:52 PM

Spectra Cine, Inc.
3607 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505, 
U.S.A. 

Contact Jose Najar

For calibrations and converting the Spectra Pro Classic P 251 to low light with new slides

 

Quality Light Metric Co  

7095 Hollywood Blvd Ste 550

Los Angeles, CA.

Call them at (323) 467-2265


Edited by Paulian A Morris, 24 January 2014 - 06:54 PM.

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